Past Retreat / Event

Raw Food, Yoga & You: Weekend Retreat with Liz Frost & Laurie Cossar

Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16, 2015

sugarRidge_june_08_018.jpgWhole Health Now!

Feel lighter yet more grounded!

Explore & Enjoy your food!

Be radiant!

This is a weekend of bliss for your body!  Whole raw, vegan foods give your digestive system a break from the work of digesting heavy foods. You will leave feeling lighter physically, thinking more clearly and perhaps more balanced emotionally.  You will have the recipes, and confidence to prepare foods easily, with plenty of information about a balanced diet,  Use the weekend to detox or simply take a break from daily living.  Laurie & Liz believe food preparation should be simple and you’ll discover how easy it is to prepare whole raw foods that serve you with no need to go buy extra kitchen equipment (although those veggie spiralers are fun!)

You can tailor this week to what you need and choose between 2, 5 or 7 night options.  The 5 and 7 night options include 2 full days of juice fasting for an extra cleanse.  If you are pregnant, or undergoing certain medical treatments for which it isn’t advised to fast we will feed you!

Most of us are blissfully unaware of the process of eating – or maybe not so blissful. Maybe you’re frustrated with the cycle of eating too much then beating yourself up? Do you eat pretty healthy food but still gain weight? Do you eat so quickly you don’t really taste the food? Do you eat food you don’t really like to please someone else? Perhaps you eat more than you intended? Do you feel like you need to nap after eating?  Learn how to give your body the nutrients you need to feel great, have more energy, reduce stress on your digestive system, your mental system and your emotional system.

For most people the word diet means deprivation, frustration and suffering. The word diet really means a way of life. Incorporating raw food into your diet will seem easier after this week.  We’ll throw in some yoga for fun and explore the relationship we have with our bodies. No experience necessary. If you are breathing you can do yoga!

You will have the opportunity to have 1:1 time with Laurie for live blood cell analysis at the beginning of your stay.  Let your blood show you what’s happening within your health system. Nutritional Microscopy:  refers to “Reading” Live Blood: A world of understanding awaits when you take a fantastic voyage into the microscopic world of your own blood!!  It is absolutely fascinating to watch the play of life at the cellular level. Using a high powered Phase Contrast microscope an individual’s life and health energies show in their drops of blood. Nutritional Microscopy is not diagnostic in nature nor is it a laboratory medical process for any analytical purpose; it is taking a look at physiology through your body’s natural feedback mechanisms using tools of science.

The week is a blend of group discussions, whole health workshops, food prep classes, yoga, meditation, deep sleep and fun on the patio. You have  plenty of time to rest, book a massage, mani/pedi, facial or reflexology treatments, or a 1:1 coaching session with Liz or Laurie. Come join us!

Week Schedule:

Friday August 14

2 – 4 pm arrive and settle into your cabin, blood cell analysis sessions startDetox-Food-Love.jpg
4 – 5 introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 intro to mindful eating
6 pm dinner
7 pm movie
8 pm Yoga Nidra

Saturday

7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45 let’s make juice & green smoothies & eat breakfast
10:30 workshop with Laurie – What is blood cell analysis and how does it work?
12:00 lunch – vegan, raw & yummy!
1:30pm free time – book a massage, go to the beach, nap
4:00 raw food prep with Liz & Laurie – optional of course!
6:00 dinner
7:30pm Restorative Yoga

Sunday

7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45  raw breakfast
10:30 fun surprise creation to take homeMindful Eating

Mindful Eating

12:00pm let’s make lunch

Weekend retreaters: Depart at your leisure
5 night retreaters:  Arrive by 3pm, settle in and join us at 4pm
7 night retreaters:  Free time until 4pm

 

Here are some reasons this weekend can benefit you:

  • Detox your system with whole organic foods
  • Give digestion a break with raw foods & 2 days of raw juice
  • Sort out some potential food allergies with gluten & dairy eliminated for a week
  • learn how to add more raw food into your regular diet – we make it simple!
  • Many people find greater emotional balance with a raw diet
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Improved immune system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased ability to manage chronic pain
  • Get your body strong for upcoming medical treatments e.g. chemotherapy, surgery etc.
  • Taking time just for you

This retreat will balance time between raw food prep classes, group workshops & discussions, daily yoga & meditation, and plenty of free time to play at the beach, hike the forest, relax and enjoy the natural setting here.

 

Laurie Cossar

 Laurie Cossar is a certified nutritional microscopist, MindBody health educator and Life Coach. Studying natural medicine and nutrition for over 20 years, Laurie has worked with 1000’s of clients from around the world. In addition to her private practice, Laurie is the Nutrition Coordinator for high performance and personal development coach Tony Robbins’ wellness program – Life Mastery.
Laurie holds an Honors BSc in Biology and a diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Edison Institute of Nutrition. All of her Nutritional Microscopy training was conducted at Biomedx College of Health Studies in Chicago.

 

Liz Frost M.A. Ed is a certified yoga teacher and psychotherapist, and has studied whole food, vegan and raw nutrition, and natural medicine for decades.  She is committed to embodyingliz-frost-bio.jpg mindfulness and emotional intelligence in all she does.  Liz has 25 years experience of experimenting with different methods of mindfulness training, and feels blessed to share the journey towards wholeness with all who find their way to Sugar Ridge.  Liz is so passionate about mindfulness that she created Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, believing the world needs more places for people to pause, reflect and notice who they are (or maybe they just need deep sleep and someone else to do the cooking).  She lives on the property with her husband and son and enjoys what each moment offers.

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
2015-08-14T15:00:00-04:00
2015-08-16T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

2 night stay – Weekend retreat Aug 14 – 16

$395 + HST  shared accommodation, meals & materials
$540 + HST private accommodation, meals & materials

5 night stay – arrive on Sunday August 16 – Friday Aug 19
$1,235 + HST shared accommodation, meals & materials
$1,755 + HST  private accommodation, meals & materials

7 night stay – enjoy the whole experience!  Friday August 14 – Friday Aug 19
$1,570 + HST shared accommodation, meals & materials
$1,970 + HST  private accommodation, meals & materials

register with a friend for and receive a $50 discount

Optional add-ons at an additional cost:

Coaching with Liz or Laurie $135 for 50 minute session

Massage with an RMT $90 – one hour; $110 – hot stone one hour

Manicure/Pedicure – prices vary depending on treatment

 

Other Details:

Contact Liz at 866-609-1793 or [email protected]  for more information or to register.

You will need to complete a registration questionnaire which Liz will email to you.

sugarRidge_june_08_018.jpgWhole Health Now!

Feel lighter yet more grounded!

Explore & Enjoy your food!

Be radiant!

This is a weekend of bliss for your body!  Whole raw, vegan foods give your digestive system a break from the work of digesting heavy foods. You will leave feeling lighter physically, thinking more clearly and perhaps more balanced emotionally.  You will have the recipes, and confidence to prepare foods easily, with plenty of information about a balanced diet,  Use the weekend to detox or simply take a break from daily living.  Laurie & Liz believe food preparation should be simple and you’ll discover how easy it is to prepare whole raw foods that serve you with no need to go buy extra kitchen equipment (although those veggie spiralers are fun!)

You can tailor this week to what you need and choose between 2, 5 or 7 night options.  The 5 and 7 night options include 2 full days of juice fasting for an extra cleanse.  If you are pregnant, or undergoing certain medical treatments for which it isn’t advised to fast we will feed you!

Most of us are blissfully unaware of the process of eating – or maybe not so blissful. Maybe you’re frustrated with the cycle of eating too much then beating yourself up? Do you eat pretty healthy food but still gain weight? Do you eat so quickly you don’t really taste the food? Do you eat food you don’t really like to please someone else? Perhaps you eat more than you intended? Do you feel like you need to nap after eating?  Learn how to give your body the nutrients you need to feel great, have more energy, reduce stress on your digestive system, your mental system and your emotional system.

For most people the word diet means deprivation, frustration and suffering. The word diet really means a way of life. Incorporating raw food into your diet will seem easier after this week.  We’ll throw in some yoga for fun and explore the relationship we have with our bodies. No experience necessary. If you are breathing you can do yoga!

You will have the opportunity to have 1:1 time with Laurie for live blood cell analysis at the beginning of your stay.  Let your blood show you what’s happening within your health system. Nutritional Microscopy:  refers to “Reading” Live Blood: A world of understanding awaits when you take a fantastic voyage into the microscopic world of your own blood!!  It is absolutely fascinating to watch the play of life at the cellular level. Using a high powered Phase Contrast microscope an individual’s life and health energies show in their drops of blood. Nutritional Microscopy is not diagnostic in nature nor is it a laboratory medical process for any analytical purpose; it is taking a look at physiology through your body’s natural feedback mechanisms using tools of science.

The week is a blend of group discussions, whole health workshops, food prep classes, yoga, meditation, deep sleep and fun on the patio. You have  plenty of time to rest, book a massage, mani/pedi, facial or reflexology treatments, or a 1:1 coaching session with Liz or Laurie. Come join us!

Week Schedule:

Friday August 14

2 – 4 pm arrive and settle into your cabin, blood cell analysis sessions startDetox-Food-Love.jpg
4 – 5 introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 intro to mindful eating
6 pm dinner
7 pm movie
8 pm Yoga Nidra

Saturday

7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45 let’s make juice & green smoothies & eat breakfast
10:30 workshop with Laurie – What is blood cell analysis and how does it work?
12:00 lunch – vegan, raw & yummy!
1:30pm free time – book a massage, go to the beach, nap
4:00 raw food prep with Liz & Laurie – optional of course!
6:00 dinner
7:30pm Restorative Yoga

Sunday

7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45  raw breakfast
10:30 fun surprise creation to take homeMindful Eating

Mindful Eating

12:00pm let’s make lunch

Weekend retreaters: Depart at your leisure
5 night retreaters:  Arrive by 3pm, settle in and join us at 4pm
7 night retreaters:  Free time until 4pm

 

Here are some reasons this weekend can benefit you:

  • Detox your system with whole organic foods
  • Give digestion a break with raw foods & 2 days of raw juice
  • Sort out some potential food allergies with gluten & dairy eliminated for a week
  • learn how to add more raw food into your regular diet – we make it simple!
  • Many people find greater emotional balance with a raw diet
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Improved immune system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Increased ability to manage chronic pain
  • Get your body strong for upcoming medical treatments e.g. chemotherapy, surgery etc.
  • Taking time just for you

This retreat will balance time between raw food prep classes, group workshops & discussions, daily yoga & meditation, and plenty of free time to play at the beach, hike the forest, relax and enjoy the natural setting here.